Video- Superb Dimitri Payet free kick seals Hammers progress into next round of League Cup

Dimitri Payet was again West Ham’s saviour as his cracking free kick deep into second half stoppage time as the club edged the League Two outfit 1-0 to set up a tasty fourth round clash at home against Antonio Conte’s Chelsea.

The win ended the Hammers’ four game winless run, and fans will be hoping that Dimi can produce similar magic this weekend against Southampton [Read more…]

Talking points & Video- West Brom 4 West Ham 2

This was a really, really bad game from West Ham’s point of view.

In the corresponding fixture last season, West Ham had beaten Albion 3-0 and Tony Pulis’ side were without a win at home since March and hadn’t scored four in the league for around 2 years. Both these monkeys were off the Baggies’ back by the hour mark at the Hawthorns, aided by some of the poorest individual defending you’d see.

It wasn’t so much that West Ham conceded four, but that Albion didn’t really have to work for any of their goals. They were all gift wrapped- right from Masuaku’s shocking handball to abject defending from an attacking corner that saw the Baggies score on the counter. [Read more…]

Video Payet with assist of the season (Rabona) but WHUFC squander 2-0 lead to lose 2-4

Dimitri Payet produced what looks like an early contender (if not winner!) for assist of the season with his rabona cross for Michail Antonio’s second goal, but West Ham fans endured a frustrating afternoon at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, with Watford coming from 2-0 down in the 34th minute to take a 4-2 lead on 64 minutes [Read more…]

West Ham v Watford preview- Payet in line for Hammers return

West Ham’s first game after the international break sees Slaven Bilic’s side host Watford this weekend. The Hammers have had a difficult start to the new season, losing to both Chelsea and Manchester City and narrowly edging out Bournemouth for a haul of three points from their opening three games. However the good bit for fans is that Dimitri Payet is likely to return to the XI this weekend and we know how much of a difference he makes to this side [Read more…]

International Player Watch- Angelo Ogbonna comes off the bench against Israel

Italy beat Israel 3-1 in their World Cup 2018 qualifier last night with West Ham’s Angelo Ogbonna coming off the bench for the Azzurri.

The match was delicately poised at the hour mark, with Italy leading 2-1 but down to 10 men following the dismissal of Giorgio Chiellini and Azzurri manager Giampiero Ventura turned to Ogbonna and Ciro Immobile- both players he has worked with in the past at Torino, and the duo played their part in the team coming away from the Sammy Ofer Stadium with all three points. [Read more…]

England edge Slovakia but Antonio does not get debut

England edged Slovakia 1-0 in Trnava last night, but West Ham’s Michail Antonio failed to make it off the bench. Sam Allardyce’s men won thanks to Adam Lallana’s goal in the 5th minute of second half extra time, with the Slovaks having been reduced to ten men following the dismissal of Martin Skrtel.

England’s next qualifying game is against Malta at home. [Read more…]

Video Edimilson Fernandes goal v Kazakhstan for Switzerland U21 2016

New West Ham signing Edimilson Fernandes scored this rather nice goal for Switzerland U21 in their game against Kazakhstan last night.

Edimilson’s goal v Kazakhstan U21 was Switzerland’s third of the night (the Swiss won 3-0) and came on 63 minutes.

The 20 year old, cousin of former Man City player Gelson Fernandes, signed for the Hammers from FC Sion on a four year deal for a reported £5m fee [Read more…]

West Ham part ways with Diego Poyet, latter target for several clubs

West Ham have parted company with young starlet Diego Poyet by mutual consent. The youngster, who was a hit at Charlton before signing in the summer of 2014 for the Hammers, played only 10 games in 2 years for the club, and never quite reached the heights he was expected to.

Diego, son of Gus Poyet, had originally inked a four year deal, but the two parties agreed to terminate his contract ahead of schedule.

The 21 year old is not short on offers though, with several clubs from the Championship reportedly interested in securing his services. [Read more…]